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Kumar et al., 2017. Chem. Sci. Rev. & Letters, 6 (24): 2513-2519

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Kumar B.; Tirkey N.; Kumar S. A., 2017. Anti-nutrient in fodders: a review. Chem. Sci. Rev. & Letters, 6 (24): 2513-2519
Abstract 

Fodder is the plant and its parts that can be fed to animal and which provides nutrients and energy. Crop/plants which are grown especially for animal feeding purpose that, so called forage which is the base feed stuff for animal. The utility of the leaves, pods and edible twigs of shrubs and trees as animal feed is limited by the presence of anti nutritional substances. Among the different roughes, legumes, ferns, trees and other non traditional feed of animal contain some anti-nutritional quality material in green as well as in its dry state. Stuff like Nitrate, Oxalate, Mimosine, Tanin, Sinogen, Saponins & BOAA and others are harmful for ruminants and animal. Anti quality stuff (AQS) may be regarded as a class of toxic compounds, which are generally not lethal. They diminish animal productivity but may also cause toxicity during periods of scarcity or confinement when the feed rich in these substances is consumed by animals in large quantities. Consumption of such chemical containing fodder above critical limit is fatal, and its regular use even at below limit reduced the growth and quality of its products. As there is huge shortage of green fodder so proper precaution regarding its amount and methods of use may help to overcome from the problem. Thus, it is essential to aware with the different toxicant and its myth. ANFs may be regarded as a class of these compounds, which are generally not lethal. They diminish animal productivity but may also cause toxicity during periods of scarcity or confinement when the feed rich in these substances is consumed by animals in large quantities

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